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Millennium Gate Museum

by Chris Schroder

Though modeled after classical Roman arches, the stucco-and-limestone Millennium Gate Museum has nothing but Georgia on its mind. The gate, opened in 2008 as a monument to Georgia’s history and people, is the largest U.S. classical monument erected since Washington D.C.’s Jefferson Memorial opened in 1943. The museum won the 2006 Palladio Award for design of a public space.

Exhibits focus on General Oglethorpe’s settling of Georgia, Atlanta’s pioneering families, an Interactive Philanthropy Gallery and more in efforts to preserve and interpret Georgia’s history.

An exhibition of Churchill’s paintings, The Art of Diplomacy, will be on display until February 2015.

– Mark C. McDonald, Georgia Trust

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